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Community FoodBank in dire need of volunteers
The Community FoodBank of San Benito County typically has a steady stream of volunteers who put in thousands of countless hours worth of work per year.   However, there seems to be a critical shortage of assistance that could potentially jeopardize …

Red Cross faces blood shortage ‘crisis’
The American Red Cross is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade—a dilemma the organization calls a “national blood crisis”—and is pleading with people to donate blood. “Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk …

Image caption: Stacy Caldwell, right, says the annual Give Back Tahoe campaign has become a “collective giving engine.”
Give Back Tahoe’s Biggest Season
A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
These organizations aim to help citizens engage with their governments.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day
About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: Californians have a lengthy history of getting involved in the civic affairs that govern their daily lives.
California’s History of Civic Engagement, Explained
California’s history of people getting directly involved in the affairs of government dates back more than a century, but it has sometimes been coopted by business and other interests.

Image caption: Kate Roberts, President and CEO of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP); Rep. Jimmy Panetta; and state Sen. John Laird at the virtual MBEP “State of the Region” conference.
5 Takeaways From MBEP’s 7th Annual State of the Region
The 7th annual Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s “State of the Region” conference covered a wide range of topics from child care, to the COVID pandemic, to folding houses.

Image caption: California Local Publisher Michael Gelbman talks about his vision for the site’s future.
Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

Image caption: The state legislature passed a basic income bill Thursday without a single ‘no’ vote.
CA Passes First-in-United States 'Basic Income' Bill
California will become the first state in the nation to provide monthly basic income payments to millions of residents, after the legislature passed a $35 million bill.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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